Cleaning Spills or Accidents on Your Mattress

We know accidents happen! Here's how to clean up all kinds of spills and accidents on your new mattress.

Small Spills and Stains

We recommend spot-cleaning it for small spills or stains. We suggest using a small amount of mild detergent and water and gently dabbing the cover, rather than rubbing it. Make sure the cleaned area is completely dry before placing sheets and blankets back on the mattress.

Please note that although the covers on the Tuft & Needle mattresses do have a zipper, the built-on mattress cover is not meant to be removed. The zipper is there for the purpose of putting the cover on the foam at our manufacturing facility.

Large Spills and Stains

For any large spills or stains, you'll want to immediately blot the spots with clean, dry rags or paper towels to get as much of the liquid out as possible. Try to soak up the extra liquid by applying pressure to the spot on the mattress to absorb as much liquid as possible. Repeat this as many times as necessary. If you have access to a wet/dry vacuum, you can also use this to remove a lot of the water.

You can then spot-clean the area with baking soda, vinegar, or mild detergents like Dawn dishwashing detergent. Vinegar and baking soda will help remove unwanted odors. 
We recommend making sure the cleaned area is completely dry before placing sheets and blankets back on the mattress. 

Other Helpful Resources

We wrote up a blog post called The Best Ways To Clean Your Mattress that has some helpful tips and tricks when it comes to caring for your mattress. 
For more specific details on cleaning "accidents", check out our blog post How to Get Urine Out of a Mattress for detailed steps on removing urine from the mattress. 

If you're in the market for a washable waterproof mattress protector, you can find our protector here.

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